Bill S1631-2011

Provides for the trustees of the state university of New York to establish a college of engineering and applied sciences in the city of Yonkers

Provides for the trustees of the state university of New York to establish a four-year college of engineering and applied sciences in the city of Yonkers within the state university system.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1631

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing for a college of engineering and applied sciences within the state university of New York system; and to authorize the trustees of the state university of New York to establish a four-year SUNY college of engineering and applied sciences in the city of Yonkers

PURPOSE:

This bill will authorize and direct the trustees of the State University of New York to create and establish, within the State University system and subject to the jurisdiction of such board of Trustees, a college of engineering and applied sciences as a four-year State University of New York in the City of Yonkers, County of Westchester.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Subdivision .3 of section 352 of the education law, as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, to allow the college of engineering and applied sciences at Yonkers to the list of four University Centers at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook.

Section 2 of the bill authorizes the trustees of the State University of New York to immediately take actions to create and establish within the state university system, and subject to the jurisdiction of such board of trustees, a college of engineering and applied sciences as a four-year state university of New York in the city of Yonkers, county of Westchester.

Section .3 sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The City of Yonkers is the fourth largest city in the State of New York. The three largest cities, Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester have various established institutions of higher learning. Yonkers, however, does not house any major public universities or State University of New York (SUNY) sites. It is the intent of the legislation to afford the residents of the fourth largest city to attend and outstanding institution of higher learning.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009/2010 - S.3501- Died Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1631 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing for a college of engineering and applied sciences within the state universi- ty of New York system; and to authorize the trustees of the state university of New York to establish a four-year SUNY college of engi- neering and applied sciences in the city of Yonkers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 352 of the education law, as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 3. The state university shall consist of the four university centers at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook, the designated colleges of arts and sciences at Brockport, Buffalo, Cortland, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam and Purchase, THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES AT YONKERS, empire state college, the agricultural and technical colleges at Alfred, Canton, Cobleskill, Delhi, Farmingdale and Morrisville, downstate medical center, upstate medical center, the college of optometry, the college of environmental science and forestry, maritime college, the college of technology at Utica/Rome, the statutory or contract colleges at Cornell university and Alfred university, and such additional univer- sities, colleges and other institutions, facilities and research centers as have been or hereafter may be acquired, established, operated or contracted to be operated for the state by the state university trus- tees. S 2. (a) The trustees of the state university of New York are hereby authorized and directed to immediately take all actions to create and establish within the state university system, and subject to the juris- diction of such board of trustees, a college of engineering and applied
sciences as a four-year state university of New York in the city of Yonkers, county of Westchester. (b) The board of trustees of the state university shall select the location of such college within the city of Yonkers and provide for such college to be an accessible, affordable, competitive, four-year, bach- elor's level, degree-granting college of the state university. (c) The purpose of this college of engineering and applied sciences shall be to offer majors in industrial/manufacturing, engineering and technology, transportation engineering and technology, computer engi- neering and technology, telecommunications engineering and technology, environmental engineering and technology, biomedical engineering and technology, civil engineering and technology and the history of econom- ics of science and technology. (d) The board of trustees of the state university of New York shall conduct all the duties required under article 8 of the education law upon the establishment of the state university of New York college of engineering and applied sciences at Yonkers, establish a master plan, establish standards and promulgate any necessary rules and regulations for the establishment of such college. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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